The effect of MedX exercise program on lumbar extensor strength in the elderly with chronic LBP

메덱스 척추강화운동 프로그램이 만성 요통 노인 환자들의 요부 신전 근력에 미치는 영향

  • Cho, Hyun-Woo (The Leon Wiltse Spine Exercise Center, The Lean Wiltse Memorial Hospital Dept. of Physical Therapy) ;
  • Park, Sung-Kwang (The Leon Wiltse Spine Exercise Center, The Lean Wiltse Memorial Hospital Dept. of Physical Therapy) ;
  • Choi, Eun-Young (The Leon Wiltse Spine Exercise Center, The Lean Wiltse Memorial Hospital Dept. of Physical Therapy) ;
  • Kim, Myung-Joon (Wooridul Hospital)
  • 조현우 (윌스기념병원 윌스척추운동센터) ;
  • 박성광 (윌스기념병원 윌스척추운동센터) ;
  • 최은영 (윌스기념병원 윌스척추운동센터) ;
  • 김명준 (우리들병원 물리치료실)
  • Published : 2004.12.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the lumbar extensor strength between before exercise and after 8 weeks exercise in the elderly. To evaluate lumbar extensor strength of total 18 patients (above 59 age) with low back pain or have experienced surgical operation. Lumbar extensor strength was measured in 8 male patients and 10 female patients (9 op group and 9 non-op group) by Medx lumbar extension machine. The data were analyzed with paired t-test compared to muscle strength, with repeated measured ANOVA compared to amount increase of muscle strength, using SPSS ver. 10.0 program. The results of this study were as follows: 1. There were significantly increased total lumbar extension strength was appear $6918.7{\pm}2802.77$ft-lbs in before exercise, $10432.83{\pm}2802.773397.1$ft-lbs in after 8 weeks exercise (p<. 05). 2. There were significantly increased total lumbar extension strength was increased to compared before exercise with after 8 weeks exercise in sex (p<. 05), op/non-op group (p<. 05).